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Re: Theos-World "Historians and Scholars have no business....."

Jan 04, 2007 04:03 PM
by Cass Silva

Carlos will not address these issues as they have the perfume of truth attached to them.


danielhcaldwell <> wrote:                                  The statement has been made:
 No one, not even D. Caldwell or J. Algeo, has had the nerve to say
 that those "obviously spurious letters" (Radha's words about them) are
 Historians and Scholars have no business in publicizing well-known
 lies. Only this kind of people.
 Concerning those "obviously spurious letters", why is it that
 Boris de Zirkoff, Michael Gomes and Sylvia Cranston (three well known 
 writers and authorities on HPB) have all used some of these "obviously 
 spurious letters" in their various books and publications.
 These three persons have quoted from some of these letters using such 
 phrases as: H.P.B. wrote to A.N. Aksakoff.  
 In other words, these three writers have been presenting 
 these "obviously spurious letters" as legitimate HPB.  Readers of their 
 books would think, "Oh, the book THE MODERN PRIESTESS OF ISIS must 
 contain HPB letters.  Maybe I should read the book...."  etc. etc. 
 If it is true that "Historians and Scholars have no business in 
 publicizing well-known lies," then what were Boris de Zirkoff, Sylvia 
 Cranston and Michael Gomes doing when they used these letters as 
 legitimate HPB material/letters in their books????
 It would appear that the letters were not so OBVIOUSLY spurious to 
 these three persons.
 And let us not forget that the scholar and historian the late John 
 Cooper had already included in both his published dissertation which 
 can be obtained from the University of Sydney and in his TPH Wheaton 
 manuscript of Vol. I of HPB's letters ALL of these "obviously spurious 
 In my next posting on this subject, I will give a few more specifics 
 concerning the examples given in my posting at:
 [cue card:  distract, distract, distract, distract....]

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